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Starting PG

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by wyobuff, Feb 1, 2014.

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Who to start at PG

Poll closed Feb 8, 2014.
  1. XT

    34 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Stalzer

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  3. Jhop

    13 vote(s)
    25.5%
  1. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    I really like jaron, but I feel like he has been trying to hard to fill spencers shoes. He is explosive, but he's been turing in 1/6 performances with 1 assist and 4 turnovers every game and it's killing us.

    Today (vs Utah) I thought stalzer played well, and while he's not as good on offense as jaron, he's no where near as big of a defensive liability. Stalzer played well, didnt turn over the rock, and wasnt getting burned on D all the time.

    XT I also thought played really well today and didnt do anything dumb aside from that play near the sidelines by the student section. While he wasnt as aggressive as I'd like to see him, he was able to get open and knock down the 3 ball when he got the rock. Again, he didnt get burned on D.

    I guess my point is that Jhop is just too young and did too much dumb stuff. Even though he's probably got a larger skill set than Stalzer and XT, I dont think he should continue starting from here on out. Too big of a liability on defense and his offense doesnt make up for it.

    Who would you start, stalzer or talton?
     
  2. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    was there a reason you left off Booker? the guy is averaging over 5 assists a game in his last four. I guess to be honest it doesn't really matter in Tad's offense. A PG just brings the ball up the floor and so does it really matter in our offense where guys just stand around.

    If I had to rank your choices it would be:

    Hopkins - we need him to get ready for next year, and sitting on the bench does not get him ready.
    Talton - his outside shooting can be a major attribute to the team
    Eli - if he plays within his limitations it really helps the team.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I hope that Tad goes with XT to start the Wazzu game.

    Not only did XT earn it with his performance today, but I think that J-Hop would be well served to have some of the weight lifted off his shoulders. We don't need him to be Spencer.
     
  4. mattrob

    mattrob Club Member Club Member

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    I can't believe I'm saying this, but my vote goes for Stalzer. I think XT is better when not asked to be the primary ball handler and agree that J-Hop needs to slow things down a little bit.
     
  5. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I am going to go off the reservation here: Ski.
     
  6. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    I voted for XT, but would have voted Ski if he was an option.
     
  7. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    J hop has to start the rest of they way out, it's not Tad's style to kill a kids confidence after a bad game/stretch.
     
  8. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    I didnt put ski because ski is a starter (and plays the 2). These 3 guys are not going to take ski's spot - he's earned his keep.
    point guard or whatever, it doesnt matter who takes the ball up the floor - who is the 5th starter? XJ, Wes, Jelly and Ski....which one of these guys is #5?
     
  9. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    from Tad's presser about who starts going forward:

     
  10. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Talton. Lets see what he can do. I like him and Ski on the floor at the same time. Right now Hopkins looks like a fish out of water running the point.
     
  11. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    J-Hop should start to see if he's feeling his offensive game that particular night. XT right now is a huge energy guy who can change the game by subbing in and injecting life into the team. When you have that player who can consistently bring that spark that others can't provide, you strategically put him in the game to turn the tide. XT has shown he can be that guy. Just hoping he can more consistently be that guy. He's coming on like he was late last season. Definitely a start slow, second half guy.
     
  12. BuffDog

    BuffDog Club Member Club Member

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    Agree with this. Have Jaron start the next game at home and remind him to let the game come to him. Ask XT to be the spark off the bench.
     
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  13. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Jhop to start, but not to play starter's minutes. we are building for next year more than anything right now.
     
  14. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    I've been saying all year that Talton should be starting , earlier it was next to SD, with Booker the 6th man, first off the bench.

    Now with no SD, its time to start XT next to Ski, with Hpokins first off the bench, then bring in Stalzer, if JH shows too much "deer-in-the-headlights". Give XT the confidence to shoot, as well as bring up the ball, defend and board. XT had three boards early in his time on the floor that gave him confidence in other aspects of his game. Stalzer's steal and coast-to-coast lay-up gave the Buffs momentuum on their 14-2 run.
     
  15. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Hopkins needs to be the 6th man IMO. We talk about not ruining his confidence, well he doesn't have a whole lot right now. Let XT show what he can do. We've got Wazzu at home next, if there is ever a time to tinker it's now.
     
  16. jgisland

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  17. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    At no point in this season should XT have started over Ski

    Agree with CVille, Hopkins needs to be the 6th man


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  18. BuffG

    BuffG Well-Known Member

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    Hopkins, I don't believe, was ever really brought here to be a true PG ala Dinwiddie. Hence, Dom Collier. Agree with most here that he's better off as the 6th man. XT is a pure point guard & coming off one of his best games. No brainer
     
  19. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    I dont know if I agree with you. Everyone was planning on this being spencer's last year, and tad probably thought jaron could bridge the gap between spencer and dom's freshman year, as I suspect he wouldnt be ready to contribute 30+ min/gm like spencer was doing prior to leaving.
    However, all that is out the window now with spencers injury.
     

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